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pme Manufacturers Rep of the Year: Rich-Tomkins Co.

Understanding the region’s commercial markets has been a primary focus for Rich-Tomkins.
June 30, 2014

Chaffee stresses to his staff to have the courage to be free-thinkers in hopes of springboarding Rich-Tomkins now or in the future. Todd Alexander, an office and operations manager with Rich-Tomkins for the last 22 years, has a degree in marketing from Temple. A few years ago, Alexander felt it was time for the company to rebrand itself.

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pme Q&A on grease intercepting

Zurn’s Scott McDowell and Green Turtle Group’s Roland DuBois sit down with pme for a Q&A about grease interceptors.
June 30, 2014

Recently, Zurn Industries Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development Scott McDowell and Green Turtle Group President Roland DuBois spoke with pme about the acquisition, advancements in the grease interceptor marketplace and innovation.

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Milwaukee Valve hosts Newport News Shipbuilding at Wisconsin plant

The host with the most.
June 30, 2014

Milwaukee Valve got to see how important its valves are to the U.S. Navy.

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Investing in each other at the 2014 Uponor Connections Convention

Uponor held its biennial 2014 convention in late April .
June 30, 2014

Uponor 2014 Connections Convention draws more than 900 people.

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Net-zero energy Lady Bird Johnson Middle School is a crown jewel in Dallas

The LBJ Middle School exemplifies give and take with net-zero.
May 23, 2014

LBJ Middle School is a net-zero energy facility that also serves as a living library for its students.

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Automatic sprinkler systems in very tall buildings are mandatory

Role players in automatic sprinkler systems.
May 23, 2014

The size and nature of very tall buildings poses a unique hazard to the protection of life and property. The height of the building makes it impractical to fight a fire from the outside, forcing emergency response personnel to enter the premises to fight the fire. 

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Tips on how to navigate the storage requirements in NFPA 13

Putting the puzzle together with sprinkler systems.
May 23, 2014

NFPA combined multiple protection documents and created one comprehensive set of guidance with NFPA 13.

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The fire safety challenges of tall, wood buildings

Protection from the elements.
May 23, 2014

Claims have been made that they are actually designed to be safer than buildings fabricated using structural steel.

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Steelmaker incorporates fire-suppression system for its intricate needs

U.S. steelmaker gets out of a pickle.
May 23, 2014

This new facility incorporates a 72-in., five-stand tandem mill that produces 2.1 million tons of steel per year.

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Adapting trends at the 2014 NFPA Expo

New fire sprinkler technologies will be on display at NFPA Expo in Las Vegas.
May 23, 2014

Fire sprinkler manufacturers are ready to show off their latest enhancements at this year’s show.

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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

6/12/14 2:00 pm EST

There's A New Lead-Free Law in Town

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND New lead-free compliance laws took effect in January—which means you’ve got a stampede of new problems to consider. So, mosey on in to learn more about the new regulations.

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June 2014

2014 June

In the June issue of pme, find out who the 2014 Manufacturer's Rep of the Year is and how they're sold foundation has taken them to the top. Read about the highlights from Building Safety Month and the importance of safe and sustainable structures, find out what Zurn and Green Turtle Group are saying about grease interceptors and read about the 2014 Uponor Connections Convention in Las Vegas. Also, catch up on the latest news and products from the plumbing and mechanical engineering industry.
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